Parliament cakes recipe
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Recipe introParliament cakes are a delightful treat that originated in the United Kingdom. These delectable cakes are made with a rich and buttery shortbread base, topped with a layer of sweet jam, and finished off with a crumbly streusel-like topping. Parliament cakes are perfect for afternoon tea or as a sweet indulgence any time of the day. With their irresistible combination of flavors and textures, these cakes are sure to be a hit with everyone.
Keywords: Parliament cakes, shortbread, jam, streusel, afternoon tea.
Parliament cakes recipe details
|unsalted butter, softened
InstructionsThe number produced will depend on the size chosen.
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 3, 170°C, 325°F.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the treacle and bring to a boil while stirring vigorously.
Turn off the heat and add remaining ingredients, mixing vigorously with a wooden spoon. Allow to cool.
When comfortable to handle, scoop up a small quantity with a spoon and use a teaspoon to push it off onto a well greased baking tray. Flatten the biscuits slightly with a fork and leave sufficient around for them to spread.
Cook for 25-30 minutes and allow to cool. Use a palette knife to lift off the biscuits from the tray and store in an airtight container.
About the recipe:
Actually a biscuit originally sold to gentry and Members of the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. They were once made and sold by a major manufacturer.
ca. 30 min
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